Rally car driver and the co-founder of Hoonigan, Ken Block has passed away. The 55-year-old was involved in a snowmobiling accident. As per reports, while going through a steep slope, Block’s vehicle flipped and landed directly on top of him. Block was said to be alone when the incident happened and was declared dead on spot by first responders.
An official statement from Hoonigan says, “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”
Block was a known figure in the international car community, thanks to his Gymkhana video series. He started his career as a professional Rally Car driver in 2005’s Rally America series and later went on to make multiple appearances in World Rally Championship (WRC). Block also participated in the Global Rallycross and FIA World Rallycross Championships.
Back in 2021, Block collaborated with Audi, taking the bespoke S1 e-tron Quattro Hoonitron electric drift car to the Las Vegas strip. Ken is survived by his wife Lucy and daughter Lia, both of whom have raced as part of the Hoonigan team.